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© April, 2011
The Benefits of swarming to the Ball

by Blake Malsam
• Defensive Graduate Assistant Coach • University of Idaho

Most people that have had experience playing and coaching the game of football would agree that an open field tackle, which sounds simple, can in reality be one of the most difficult tasks to perform on game day. Countless variations of the ‘open-field tackle drill’ have been created, altered, and improved. While those drills have definite benefit and should be utilized frequently, there may be another way to lessen the amount of big plays created by missed tackles during a game.
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